Facts: Plaintiff, a passenger, was on a lunch break with her co-workers. After eating, Plaintiff’s co-worker drover her back in a vehicle owned by their employer, Flying Foods. As they left the food court, they were T-boned by another car that was exiting the parking lot. Flying Foods disputed liability and claimed the Plaintiff was prohibited from suing her employer. We prevailed in a Workers’ Compensation hearing and were allowed to sue the employer as well as the owner and operator of the other vehicle involved. We then retained experts to establish the Plaintiff’s economic loss due to not being able to return to work as well as the need for lifetime medical treatment.
Injury: L5/S1 lumbar spine fusion with arthroscopic knee surgery and hip surgery
Initial Offer: $75,000
Recovery: Settled pre-trial for $1,850,000
Facts: Plaintiff was a passenger in the lead car (Access-a-Ride) of a chain reaction rear-end collision. Plaintiff qualified for Access-a-Ride accommodations due to pre-existing knee arthritis. We moved for summary judgment prior to depositions being conducted, which was granted. We then retained an expert Life Car Planner to project Plaintiff’s future medical expenses.
Injury: Cervical spine fusion at C4/C5 and C5/C6 with arthroscopic knee surgeries on both knees.
Initial Offer: N/A
Recovery: Settled at mediation for $1,500,000
Injury: L3/L4 and L4/L5 lumbar spine fusion
Initial Offer: N/A
Recovery: Settled pre-trial for $1,000,000
Facts: An NYPD vehicle was driving on the wrong side of the road, allegedly responding to an incident, when it struck the Plaintiff’s vehicle in an intersection. The NYPD initially denied liability claiming their lights and sirens were on, and that the Plaintiff should have seen / heard the police car. We obtained records from the City of New York proving the lights and sirens were not activated and also found an eyewitness who confirmed that fact.
Injury: C5/C6 cervical spine fusion and arthroscopic knee surgery.
Initial Offer: $10,000
Recovery: Settled pre-trial for $1,410,000